BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital
ORGANIZER: Brigham and Women's Hospital
EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013
Hi! My name is Nikki Maresco. I am a registered nurse at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) on the Labor and Delivery Unit. I am running the Boston Marathon this year as a novice runner for an amazing cause and I am asking for your help!
As a Labor and delivery nurse, I have the incredible opportunity to be a part of some of the 8,000 births at BWH every year. I have laughed and cried alongside countless families. Every birth is truly a miracle but some require extra help from the highly skilled team at BWH. Team Stork provides funding that enables state-of-the-art care for families in need of extra assistance starting with early pregnancy to bringing these angels home. Due to the unparalleled work of Team Stork and the cutting-edge improvements at BWH, we give help and hope to families and generations to come.
Please help this ongoing fight for healthy moms and babies by donating TODAY! Even just $1-2 per mile (26.2) can make all the difference! Thank you for your love and support and for helping me ring in my 30s with a BANG!
Brigham and Women's Hospital wrote -
Founded as Team Brigham in 1998, our runners have collectively raised $5.5 million for vital patient and community health programs at BWH and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.
In 2013, Team Stork will raise money for the Stork Fund at BWH, which promotes clinical care, research, and education for healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. Together, Team Stork and the Stork Fund will give all babies at BWH the best possible chance at a healthy life.
Team Stork fundraising will MAKE A DIFFERENCE by providing critical resources to the following initiatives:
- BWH’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, whose skilled and compassionate staff help premature babies beat the odds and go on to live long, healthy lives.
- Our Birth Equity Initiative, increasing access to timely, high-quality healthcare services, reducing birth disparities in infant mortality and low birthweight, specifically among infants born to black women.
- The Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine, providing dedicated care to women and newborns with complications identified before and during pregnancy.
- Our Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery, transforming what’s possible in reproductive medicine and answering the hopes of many parents.
- Additional programs and initiatives that focus on the best possible outcomes for babies and moms.
Whether a first-timer or veteran marathoner, you’re invited to join Team Stork and this group of extraordinary individuals who choose to run the Boston Marathon for more than the 26.2-mile adventure.
Help all babies have a chance at a healthy life. Join Team Stork today at teamstork.org.